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U.S. consumers spent an estimated $69.5 billion for fishery products. In producing and marketing these items, the commercial fishing industry contributed $35.1 billion in value added to the U.S. Gross National Product (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, 2006).

Economic Statistics for NOAA - Sixth Edition - April 2008
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